Peer Metros

To measure progress, KC Rising evaluates the performance of the Kansas City Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) against 30 peer MSAs — the 15 immediately larger and 15 immediately smaller by population.

MSA Population
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washingon          3,979,845
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minnesota/Wisconsin          3,640,043
San Diego-Carlsbad, California          3,338,330
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida          3,194,831
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, Colorado          2,967,239
St. Louis, Missouri/Illinois          2,803,228
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, Maryland          2,800,053
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, North Carolina/South Carolina          2,636,883
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida          2,608,147
San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas          2,550,960
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Oregon/Washington          2,492,412
Sacramento-Roseville-Arden-Arcade, California 2,363,730
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Metro Area          2,317,600
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada          2,266,715
Austin-Round Rock, Texas          2,227,083
Cincinnati, Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana          2,221,208
Kansas City, Missouri/Kansas          2,157,990
Columbus, Ohio Metro Area          2,122,271
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, Indiana Metro Area          2,074,537
Cleveland-Elyria, Ohio Metro Area          2,048,449
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California          1,990,660
Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, Tennessee 1,934,317
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia/North Carolina          1,768,901
Providence-Warwick, Rhode Island/Massachusetts Metro Area          1,624,578
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin Metro Area          1,575,179
Jacksonville, Florida Metro Area          1,559,514
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Metro Area          1,408,950
Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina Metro Area          1,390,785
Memphis, Tennessee/Mississippi/Arkansas          1,346,045
Richmond, Virginia Metro Area          1,291,900
Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky/Indiana Metro Area          1,265,108

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates (as of July 1, 2019)